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Why Do Arrowroots Have The Name “Arrow”?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Why Do Arrowroots Have The Name “Arrow”?

  2. frmeital profile image59
    frmeitalposted 8 years ago

    When Europeans first encountered arrowroot, the Arawak Indians informed them that it was called aru-aru, “meal of meals".
    The Europeans may have begun calling it arrowroot because of the perceived medicinal properties, or they may have simply corrupted aru-aru.

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